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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/30/2019 9:30 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2019-1810 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing David C. Bush to serve as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire October 31, 2022.Interview Held  Action details Video Video
2019-1814 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing David F. Onufer to serve as a member of the Civil Service Commission for a term to expire December 31, 2021.Interview Held  Action details Video Video
2019-1893 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Professor Maryann Herman to serve as a member of the Ethics Hearing Board for a term to expire June 30, 2022.Interview Held  Action details Video Video
2019-1930 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends Lateresa Blackwell and Michael Blackwell, Founders/Owners of Café on the Corner and Kitchen of Grace social enterprise, as well as the workforce program, the community organization, schools, residents and participants of the program, for bringing positive solutions and change in the City, instead of simply living in the problem.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1931 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, WAICY is celebrating its second annual event, where children from over 195 countries are invited to attend and use AI to solve some of our most pressing issues around the globe; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, July 27th, 2019 to be “Artificial Intelligence Learning Day for Kids” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1932 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend Sean McDowell for an extraordinary career in broadcasting spanning 4 decades, 25 years of which were with WDVE and wishes Sean McDowell a healthy, happy and productive retirement; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to be “SEAN MCDOWELL DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1933 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Retirement Housing Foundation for 55 years of providing housing services for seniors and people with disabilities; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to be “Retirement Housing Foundation Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1934 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby congratulate the 2019 recipients of the Mike Awards; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare, Sunday, August 4, 2019 to be “Mike Awards Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1923 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Samantha Bushman to serve as a member of the Ethics Hearing Board for a term to expire March 31, 2021.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2019-1924 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Knowledge Build Hudson to serve as a member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2021.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2019-1925 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Ethel Johnson to serve as a member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2020.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2019-1926 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution re-appointing Mark Masterson to serve as a member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2020.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1927 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Megan Winters to serve as a member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2020.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2019-1928 1 CommunicationCommunication from Jennifer Olzinger, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting acting pay approvals on behalf of the Department of City Planning for Andrew Dash and Cherin Abdelsamie per the Acting Pay Policy revised in June 2018.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1929 1 CommunicationCommunication from Megan Stanley, Executive Director of the Commission on Human Relations, submitting a travel authorization request for Commissioner Wasiullah Mohamed to attend the 2019 International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies Annual Conference; and for Housing Solicitor Jeffrey Ruder and Commissioner Representatives Rita Porterfield and Chris Soult to attend the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Training Conference.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1810 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing David C. Bush to serve as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire October 31, 2022.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1814 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing David F. Onufer to serve as a member of the Civil Service Commission for a term to expire December 31, 2021.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1893 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Professor Maryann Herman to serve as a member of the Ethics Hearing Board for a term to expire June 30, 2022.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1915 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for July 24, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2018-0701 3 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Two: Fiscal, Article IX: Property Taxes, Chapter 265 - Exemptions for Residential Improvements. (Public Hearing held 10-10-18)AMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2018-0701 3 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Two: Fiscal, Article IX: Property Taxes, Chapter 265 - Exemptions for Residential Improvements. (Public Hearing held 10-10-18)Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Not available
2018-0702 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Two: Fiscal, Article IX: Property Taxes, Chapter 267 - Exemptions for Industrial and Commercial Improvements. (Public Hearing held 10/10/18)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1800 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City Solicitor, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) to Petition the Orphans Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County to request the transfer of a portion of a certain lot (the “Subject Property”), now part of Enright Parklet in the East Liberty Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh, to Pennley Park South, Inc. (“PPS”), in exchange for an abutting parcel of land of approximately equal size and value as the Subject Property to be transferred from PPS to the City of Pittsburgh for consolidation with and use as part of Enright Parklet, plus all necessary or appropriate expenses incurred by the City, and / or upon such other terms and conditions as the Court or the City authorize and/or direct.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1827 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Fifty Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($52,500.00) in favor of Jennifer Batten and her attorneys, Stewart, Murray & Associates Law Group, fully releasing the City from all claims and liability for alleged personal injuries as described in a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas at G.D. 14-017156. (Executive Session held 7/18/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1860 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Executive Director of the Gender Equity Commission to receive grant funding from the Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP) to conduct a listening tour in which commissioners will engage with youth to identify existing intersectional inequities and offer ideas to improve the equity of Pittsburgh, and further providing for expenditures not to exceed ONE THOUSAND ($1,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1861 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $12,876.37, in favor of Duquesne Light Company, ATTN: Carolyn K. Cingel, 411 Seventh Avenue, Mail Drop 16-1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for damage to their light pole and transformer on Leonard Street, Pittsburgh, 15232 from a City ES-Recycling vehicle backing into it and knocking it down on October 31, 2018.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1862 3 ResolutionResolution providing for the sale of certain property, acquired by the City of Pittsburgh at tax sales. ITEMS A through J: A: 850 Ceres, B: 507 Gearing, C: 339 Seward, D: 1200 Spring Garden, E: 1206 Spring Garden, F: 1204 Spring Garden, G: 1208 Spring Garden, H: 848 California, I: 846 California, J: 2925 HartmanAMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2019-1862 3 ResolutionResolution providing for the sale of certain property, acquired by the City of Pittsburgh at tax sales. ITEMS A through J: A: 850 Ceres, B: 507 Gearing, C: 339 Seward, D: 1200 Spring Garden, E: 1206 Spring Garden, F: 1204 Spring Garden, G: 1208 Spring Garden, H: 848 California, I: 846 California, J: 2925 HartmanPassed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Not available
2019-1863 1 ResolutionResolution repealing items in Resolutions approved on various dates, which authorized the sale of property in various wards of the City of Pittsburgh, due to an incompletion of sale. Items A through C. A: 1812 Enoch, B: 1612 Brighton, C: 2241 SpokanePassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1864 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property, having been placed for sale to adjoining property owners in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh Side Yard Program. ITEMS A through M: A: 1845 Boulevard of the Allies, B: 0 Rosetta, C: 515 Lowell, D: 118 Dengler, E: 618 Freeland, F: 624 Freeland, G: 544 Herschel, H: 0 Brighton, I: 1619 Brighton, J: 854 California, K: 6 Olive, L: 260 Kennedy, M: 63 WheelingPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1866 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 772 of 2012, effective January 1, 2013, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2013 Capital Budget and the 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2013 through 2018 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing HOMEWOOD CAMERAS by $53,578.00 and increasing PUBLIC SAFETY CAMERAS by $53,578.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1900 2 ResolutionResolution transferring the amount of Forty Four Thousand Four Nine Hundred and Ten dollars ($44,910.00) from the Property, Vehicles line item to Professional and Technical Services, Administrative Fees, all within the City Clerk’s Office.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1916 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for July 24, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1869 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Specialty Vehicle Solutions, LLC in the amount of Forty Thousand Five Hundred Five Dollars and Ten Cents ($40,505.10) for the upfitting of a vehicle for the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Police.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1870 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 133 of 2018, which had previously amended Resolution No. 546 of 2017, authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a three-year professional services agreement or agreements with Johnson Controls for security camera integration and support services, to define funding sources.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1912 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a two-year Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with one option to renew with The Center that CARES for the purpose of implementation of the Pittsburgh Group Violence Intervention Street Outreach Program, total cost not to exceed $637,500.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1917 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for July 24, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1882 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, to enter into an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements, between the City of Pittsburgh and Renaissance 3 Architects, for the professional architecture services for Robert E. Williams Community Building - Reconstruction and Design Documents, at a cost not to exceed One Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Seven Dollars ($147,807.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1883 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and Rios Williams Architects, PC for architectural and engineering design services for a series of restroom renovations in the City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, for the not to exceed amount of One Hundred Ten Thousand Seven Hundred Nineteen Dollars and Five Cents ($110,719.05).AMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2019-1883 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and Rios Williams Architects, PC for architectural and engineering design services for a series of restroom renovations in the City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, for the not to exceed amount of One Hundred Ten Thousand Seven Hundred Nineteen Dollars and Five Cents ($110,719.05).Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1884 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works, to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grant, to replace the stones around the Pedestrian Tunnel in Highland Park, and further providing for an agreement or agreements or the use of existing agreements, and expenditures not to exceed ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($100,000.00) DOLLARS for this stated purpose. The City of Pittsburgh will supply the required matching funds and supplement the project in the amount of FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND ($420,000.00) DOLLARS for this stated purpose for a total project cost of FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND ($520,000.00) DOLLARS.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1885 1 ResolutionResolution vacating a portion of Colwell Street and portions of Our Way in the 3rd Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1886 2 ResolutionResolution granting unto Ziad Adamo, 404 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, his successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at his own cost and expense, an exterior wood trellis at the Ali Baba restaurant at 406 South Craig Street, in the 4th Ward, 6 8th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1887 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts, an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements, for purposes of receiving and expending grant funds; providing for the implementation of the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Development (ATCMTD) project and enter into additional agreements with any other relevant agencies as needed to accept grant funding offered to the City for this project; and further providing for legitimate expenditures for any services required in connection with the expenditure of said grant funds per the original intent of the grant award. Said agreement or agreements or expenditures are at a cost not to exceed $21,798,636.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1888 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts, an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreement, providing for the planning, design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies, operations, and / or the purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies in connection with the production of the Oakland Transportation Study and associated projects.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1918 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Human Resources for July 24, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.   Action details Video Video
2019-1867 1 ResolutionResolution requesting authorization for the Mayor and the Manager of the Office of Municipal Investigations (“OMI”) to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with Assured Polygraph Services, for an amount not to exceed Twenty-Four Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($24,000) to conduct public safety candidate pre-employment polygraph examinations and/or testimony in Civil Service decertification hearings regarding.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1868 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement, or Agreements, with the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, to develop an interactive mapping tool utilizing local housing data regarding discrimination, displacement, eviction, and gentrification to help provide evidence for systemic and complex housing complaints, and to better coordinate outreach efforts with local advocacy agencies, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1919 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for July 24, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1865 1 ResolutionResolution directing the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections and the Department of Finance to establish guidelines to ensure that all contractors on publicly-owned projects are properly licensed.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1889 1 ResolutionResolution amending Res.440, effective July 2, 2019, providing for the filing a grant with the 2017 CDBG Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to perform reprogramming within City Council from: “D-2 DEK Hockey”( -$5,000.00) and “Southwest Pittsburgh CDC” (-$1,000.00) to “Birmingham Foundation/Westside Mustangs” (+$6,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1890 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 441, eff. July 2, 2019 entitled: providing for an Agreement or Agreements with various community organizations for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment; and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities; and for administrative/operational costs, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities of various departmental programs/projects for the benefit of the residents of the City of Pittsburgh, 2017 CDBG Program at a cost not to exceed $825,000.00 so as to perform reprogramming within City Council from: “D-2 DEK Hockey”( -$5,000.00) and “Southwest Pittsburgh CDC”(-$1,000.00) to “Birmingham Foundation/Westside Mustangs” (+$6,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1920 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Urban Recreation for July 24, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1833 1 ResolutionResolution naming the Basketball court located at the Olympia Park as the Bill Masucci Basketball Court. (Public Hearing scheduled for 7/22/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1921 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management for July 24, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1891 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) and/or the Department of Innovation and Performance (I&P) on behalf of the City, to enter into an agreement with SharedStreets, in order to receive access to their visualization platform suite, which will further the City’s ability to deliver mobility services to residents.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1922 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for July 24, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1871 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for proposed land development located at 7502 Thomas Blvd. at the parcel number 0175-E-00105-0000-00, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1872 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for The Commonwealth Building, 316 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1873 2 ResolutionResolution to rescind amend Resolution 648 of 2018 and to authorize the City of Pittsburgh to alternately execute and record a Declaration of Condominium along with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh as Declarants for the condominium to be known as the “Pittsburgh Governmental Center, a Condominium” a condominium or other ownership structure at the property located at 412 Boulevard of the Allies ("the Property"); and further authorizing the execution and filing, as may be required, of all related instruments or documents necessary enter into a tenancy in common agreement; or to convert the Property into units and to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Condominium Act, 68 Pa.C.S.A. §§3101 et seq., or the Pennsylvania Planned Community Development Act, 68 Pa. C.S. §§ 5101 et seq.; or enter a lease agreement(s) with the City as landlord and either, or both, the URA and HACP as tenants in the event they do not fulfill their obligations in consideration of their respective ownership interest in the Property; andPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1875 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and/or the Director of the Department of City Planning, on behalf of the City, to enter into a cooperation agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in order for the City to receive Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) to support a beautification project of artist-designed and City-owned curb extensions on Broadway Avenue in the Beechview neighborhood as part of a greater streetscaping project occurring at this location.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1876 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2019-2020 Cooperation Agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh providing for the designation of the local matching share for a grant applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Keystone Communities Program for the Small Landlord Program. (Council Districts: All).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1877 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2019-2020 Cooperation Agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh providing for the designation of the local matching share for a grant applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Keystone Communities Program for a housing accessibility program. (Council Districts: All).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1878 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for a Housing Accessibility Program in the amount of $250,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2019-2020. (Council District: All).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1879 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for the Small Landlord Program in the amount of $250,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2019-2020. (Council District: All).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1880 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned Properties in the 15th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 56-F, Lots 336 and 338 (Council District No. 5 - Site Assemblage for future redevelopment - 126 and 130 Hazelwood Avenue).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1881 1 ResolutionResolution approving an Execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and Northside Properties R&S LLC, or an entity to be formed, for the Sale of Block 22-C, Lot 109, Block 22-G, Lot 194, and Block 22-H, Lots 41A, 42, 43, 51, 184 and 185, in the 21st and 25th Wards of the City of Pittsburgh - Council District No. 6 (Side Yards/Accessory Uses - 1016 Morrison Avenue, 903, 929, 949 Lysle Street, 921 California Avenue and Brighton Place).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video